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As sports massage therapists, we know that soft tissue massage is beneficial for a wide range of situations, including the natural aging process our bodies go through. Menopause symptoms can be alleviated with massage, and general wellness can be improved. 

How can massage help with menopause symptoms? 

When suffering from the unpleasant side effects of menopause, massage can help alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and boost your mood. To top it all off, it works wonders as part of your self-care ritual. 
This is important because as well as the established effects of menopause on bone density, the decline in oestrogen during menopause also influences the structure and strength of the tendons. Some women experiencing peri-menopause or menopause are more likely to experience musculoskeletal ailments like Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis due to this. 
Overstraining muscles and tendons is far more likely to result in injury when oestrogen levels are low. The good news is that frequent soft tissue massage can help ease these issues and prevent them from developing into serious injuries later down the line. 

Menopause, massage and mental health 

Other menopausal symptoms can also be greatly reduced with the use of massage therapy. There may be a heightened sense of depression, anxiety and a general sense of being overwhelmed. The uncertainty of life makes it hard for some women to adapt to these changes and it can be very stressful. Having a massage is a natural approach to reduce stress and anxiety and improve your ability to unwind. 
This is also a time when many women have trouble sleeping. Getting regular soft tissue massages and learning to relax will assist with sleep quality, stress, and overall health. If you are well rested, you will be able to cope more with daily stresses and changes, improving your quality of life. 
This is a challenging time in a woman's life, and she shouldn't have to go through it alone. The natural process of maturing is nothing to be ashamed of, and although there may be an increase in hot flushes, you’re still human. Rather of hiding from it, we should embrace it and flaunt our incredible selves in public. 
If you're having peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms and would like some treatment, please book online now. We’re happy to help. 
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